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Exempt Organization Annual Reporting Requirements: Reinstating Exemption After Revocation for Non-Filing

Can an organization have its tax-exempt status reinstated if it was revoked for failing to file for three consecutive years?

Yes, but you must apply (or reapply) and pay the appropriate user fee to have your tax-exempt status reinstated if it was revoked because you failed to file for three consecutive years. An exemption application is required even if your organization was not originally required to file an application.  Reinstatement of exempt status, if the application is approved, will generally be effective the date the application was filed, although reinstatement may be retroactive to the date of revocation if the organization shows that it had reasonable cause for not filing for three consecutive years. Reinstatement of tax-exempt status may be retroactive to the date of revocation if the organization can show that it had reasonable cause for not filing. To apply for tax-exempt status, use Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption (if you are a section 501(c)(3) organization) or Form 1024, Application for Exemption under Section 501(a) (for other types of tax-exempt organizations).

 

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 06-May-2013